Yeray Monforte wins Patrón Perfectionists

Yeray Monforte wins Patrón Perfectionists

25 January, 2019

Yeray Monforte of Dr Stravinsky in Barcelona, has been crowned champion of the Global Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition, with his cocktail Wind.

After winning the Spain finals of Patrón Perfectionists, Yeray travelled to Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico, to compete in the semi-finals on 23 January. Yeray’s cocktail Wind secured him a place as one of the top six in the Grand Final the following day, where he was joined by five other finalists.

“From submitting my entry to competing in front of the judges during the final, the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition has been an unforgettable experience,” said Monforte.

The competition covers six continents and 17 countries and the bartenders are tasked with creating a Patrón cocktail that reflects ‘the passion, precision and care’ of Patrón.

Lee Applbaum, chief marketing officer, Patrón Spirits International said: “Over the past few years we’ve seen the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition grow with bartenders from all over the world entering. The talent that these bartenders have brought to the competition is outstanding, making judging very tough. Every cocktail presented in the competition is a fine interpretation of perfection and truly showcases the versatility of Patrón Tequila.”



60ml Patrón Silver tequila

60ml Eternal youth mixture (Mix 25 ml orange honey, 25 ml lemon juice, and 10 ml olive oil) 25ml Egg whites

20ml Fino Wine

1 Spray of Patrón Reposado macerated in bee pollen

3 Pieces of fresh thyme and a strip of beeswax for garnish


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill and combine

Double strain into a coupe glass

Garnish with thyme and beeswax

Digital Edition

Drinks International digital edition is available ahead of the printed magazine. Don’t miss out, make sure you subscribe today to access the digital edition and all archived editions of Drinks International as part of your subscription.


La'Mel Clarke

Service isn’t servitude: the skill of hosting

La’Mel Clarke, front of house at London’s Seed Library, looks at the forgotten art of hosting and why it deserves the same respect as bartending.